Prof. Ian McAndrew
Capitol Technology University, USA

Biography: Prof. Ian R. McAndrew PhD is a Mechanical Engineer that has worked in education for over 27 years. His teaching and research has been globally, starting in London and now with Capitol Technology University where he is the Dean of Doctoral Programs. He has taught in over 20 countries and published with many academics from all over the world. He has 6 degrees, also a qualified Electrical Engineer and FRAeS. He has supervised over 50 PhDs and has almost 60 peer reviewed publications. His current research is in aerodynamics and low speed flight. He is a keen supporter of conferences as this is where junior researchers can develop their skills for a life in research. He is frequently invited to deliver Keynote speeches and is the Chair of several International Conferences. Additionally, he is the editor or assistant editor in chief of several International Journals.

Prof. Young Moon, Syracuse University, USA

Biography: Prof. Young B Moon is Professor of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Syracuse University, serving as the Director of the Institute for Manufacturing Enterprises, the faculty coordinator for the SAP University Alliance program and Kauffman Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Seoul National University, Seoul Korea, a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University. His doctoral research was carried out in the NSF Engineering Research Center (ERC) for Intelligent Manufacturing Systems. Moon is a licensed P.E. (Professional Engineer) registered in the state of New York, a CFPIM (Certified Fellow in Production and Inventory Management), and a CMfgE (Certified Manufacturing Engineer). Professor Moon teaches courses and conducts research in the areas of Cyber Manufacturing Systems, Sustainable Manufacturing, Product Realization Processes and Systems, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems, Systems Modeling and Simulation, Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), and Engineering Education. He has had extensive interactions with industry and has published over 80 refereed journal and conference publications. He is on Editorial Board for several international journals. He is active in a variety of capacities with numerous professional organizations including INCOSE, ABET, ASEE, IFIP, IEEE, and SME.

Assoc. Prof. Carl Moore
FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, USA

Dr. Carl A. Moore Jr. is an associate professor at the FAMU‐FSU College of Engineering. He earned his B.S. in mechanical engineering from Howard University and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 2001. Dr. Moore worked for two years as a research engineer and as a manufacturing engineer for Eastman Kodak Company in the Copy Products and Single‐Use Camera divisions. He also has professional research experience with Ford Motor Company's Interactive Conceptual Design and Applications lab. Dr. Moore was instrumental in the development of cobots ‐ a novel human‐robot collaborative technology. His research interests include robot based 3D printing, haptic interface design and control and teleoperation. Currently, through a National Science Foundation (NSF) Historically Black Colleges and Universities Research Infrastructure for Science and Engineering (HBCU‐RISE) grant, Dr. Moore is training underrepresented students in robot‐based additive manufacturing. This project is slated to increase underrepresented student enrollment and retention. Dr. Moore has published 22 papers in robotics, graduated 12 graduate students, and been awarded $5.2 million as principal or co‐principal investigator. In the classroom, Dr. Moore enjoys using active learning technologies including flipped classroom instructional methods. He and his wife have five children and live in Tallahassee, Florida.

Asst. Prof. Haijun Gong, Georgia Southern University, USA

Biography: Dr. Gong’s research interest concentrates on characterizing the material properties of metal additive manufacturing product including titanium alloy, cobalt chrome, aluminum alloy, etc., as well as simulating their laser or electron melting and solidification process. He is interested in applying the knowledge of additive manufacturing materials for the advanced manufacturing processes. Dr. Gong is also interested in additive manufacturing and 3D printing process development, aiming to fully incorporate this technology into the modern manufacturing process.